1.    12 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Australia
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10 64-bit

    GPU upgrade and Windows 10 activation


    I'll be upgrading my graphics card in a few weeks to a Pascal GTX 1070 from my current card. I upgraded to Windows 10 last August and before I increase my budget in my efforts to get a reference style card, I need to know how well other people's systems have gone with the hardware changes and their Windows 10 install and if anyone has run into activation problems.
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  2.    12 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,986
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by Allison View Post
    I'll be upgrading my graphics card in a few weeks to a Pascal GTX 1070 from my current card. I upgraded to Windows 10 last August and before I increase my budget in my efforts to get a reference style card, I need to know how well other people's systems have gone with the hardware changes and their Windows 10 install and if anyone has run into activation problems.
    I recently changed an AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core CPU to an AMD Athlon X3 Triple-Core CPU. No other hardware was changed and Win10 remained activated. A combination of parts being changed at the same time may cause an activation issue and require a phone call to Microsoft to resolve it.
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  3.    12 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1703 (15063.502)

    I just upgraded my Video card from a GTX 660Ti to a GTX960 G1 card and no change in Win10 but, two days later I changed my Computer case and my Office 10 had to be activated again?
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  4.    13 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,647
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Activation is tied with motherboard only, no other change, even CPU or HDD affects it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


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